A light load today, as befits Sundays in general, and with the Afghanistan clusterfuck in particular getting most of the attention.
Regarding Jan. 6, the FBI finally has it's "big name" defendant. DNYUZ, Infowars Host Owen Shroyer Has Been Charged In The Jan. 6 Riots. PM. Infowars host Owen Shroyer charged over Jan 6 riot after standing on Capitol steps Who?
On Friday, it was revealed that Owen Shroyer, an Infowars host, has been charged in connection to being on the grounds of the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and entering a "restricted area."
According to court documents obtained by Buzzfeed News senior reporter Zoe Tillman, Shroyer appears to have been charged on Thursday for "Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority" and "Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds."
Shroyer was reportedly under a Community Service Deferred Prosecution Agreement in connection to a Dec. 9, 2019, incident based on his disruption of a House Judiciary Committee meeting in which he was observing a Judicial Commission meeting and stood and shouted while the Chairman was talking.
Under the aforementioned DPA, Shroyer agrees not to disrupt Congress proceedings, and to not demonstrate on Capitol grounds.
Shroyer arrived in Washington, DC, ahead of the Jan. 6 planned Trump speech, issuing his own speech in a Freedom Plaza event the day prior on Jan. 5.
"Americans are ready to fight. We're not exactly sure what that's going to look like perhaps in a couple of weeks if we can’t stop this certification of the fraudulent election ... we are the new revolution! We are going to restore and we are going to save the republic!" Shroyer said, according to court documents.
According to the court documents, Shroyer is seen marching to the Capitol from the Ellipse, where a speech from former President Donald Trump was taking place, shortly before the Capitol building was breached. The documents allege that Shroyer entered restricted grounds, standing near the inauguration stage as well as on the steps of the building's west face.
Goodness, he stood on the Capitol steps?
Althouse on "The FBI has found 'scant' evidence the Jan. 6 insurrection was the result of an organized plot..."
They were protesters, though, not killers! They behaved like protesters, going to the place where the thing they were protesting was happening. If they'd been like Roof or like the Pulse or Pensacola shooters, they'd have done something much more violent than trespassing on the building.
By the way, I've been wondering what might have happened if the Senators had not all gotten the same idea at the same time and run out of the Senate chamber, leaving it to the protesters. What if a Senator or 2 or 3 had stayed in place, where they belonged and the protesters had to face them?
And Insty on the exoneration of the officially unidentified Capitol Cop who shot Ashli Babbitt.
HE’S SO INNOCENT THEY STILL WON’T PUBLICIZE HIS NAME: Capitol Police officer exonerated by Capitol Police in the killing of Ashli Babbitt.
He’s Lieutenant Michael Byrd.
Flashback: Why Won’t the Government Release Officer Fanone’s Bodycam Video?
Related: Lawyer: Capitol Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt ‘Ambushed’ Her on Jan. 6 Without Warning.
Ruling-class priorities appear to determine how we address police shootings of unarmed protesters. And the press is happy to go along, because of course.
'Tyler Durnden' at Zero Hedge, Arizona Dems Panic Over Upcoming Election Audit Results, Issue Preemptive Rebuttal. They must know it's going to be bad.
NYT, cited at Hot Hair, End of walkout splits Texas Dems: "We feel betrayed and heartbroken". Heh. It was never going to work.
The Intelligencer cited at MSN, Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just Govern, by which he means ram through the liberal agenda against the countries wishes.
Ben Jacobs, cited at Hot Hair, The elephant in the room: GOP 2024 hopefuls campaign -- carefully To play Trump or not?
Wa Free Bee, Taliban Leaders Used Twitter and WhatsApp to Help Capture Kabul "Jihadists disseminate messages to Afghan residents on social media platforms" But they continue to ban Trump. So we know who the enemy really is.
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